Challenges/Contests, Creative Writing

NaNoWriMo Update: Two Weeks In (11/15/2010)

Well, well…

Here I am, two weeks into my very first attempt at NaNoWriMo. It’s such a fun and exciting process! I have 117 pages thus far, which is the longest work I’ve ever written. I knew something this long would be coming, but I wasn’t expecting it to be like this. I’ve never been good at gauging these types of things, but I think my novel is sitting comfortably between halfway and three-quarters of the way finished. After I finish it, I’ll have what I like to call a skeleton of a story. I call it that because the story will be in its very rough first draft form. I’ll print it and edit by hand, as I do with all of my writing.

The story is coming along well, I think. I took a day off last week to think a few plot points over and decide how I’d like to end the story. I’ve never been good with endings, so we’ll see what happens when that time comes (which, I’m hoping, will be by the end of this next week). Anyway…without further rambling from me, here is my official word count as of last night:

35,026 words

Astounding. In my own mind, anyways. I think this kind of structure, this forcing myself to write a certain number of words every day in order to meet a long-term goal is exactly what I needed to jumpstart my writing habits and get them back to where they need to be. It’s a great feeling!

There you have it. Progress! How are the rest of you fairing?

Stay tuned for another update next Monday, or if I’m feeling especially bloggy, later this week.

Happy Writing!